Beware of counterfeit Riedon products

Counterfeit Products are a real issue It recently came to our attention that I-Semiconductors is using our marketing materials and part numbers to promote counterfeit products. Please note, that they are not an authorized Riedon distributor, and that we have never...

Cross Reference for TO Package Power Resistors

What is a TO Package? The increase of power capabilities for transistor technology lead to the development of device packages capable of dissipating much greater amounts of heat. These specialized packages are referred to as transistor outline, or TO package. The...

Resistor solutions within inverter applications

Inverter Power Resistor Applications The image below shows a typical inverter topology with the various resistor requirements highlighted.  These requirements may include filter resistors, snubbers, gate resistors, bleeders, balancing resistors, voltage dividers,...

Shunt FAQ – term origins and definitions

DC Ammeter shunt – The term DC ammeter shunt stems from one of the early uses of the devices as a means of measuring DC currents in a circuit utilizing a simple analog milli-volt meter.  Many of the terms associated with these products are directly related to this...